About the Illinois State Florists’ Association
ISFA is made up of hundreds of florists within Illinois and surrounding states. Our mission is to educate our members through bootcamps, ICPF certification program, Annual Floral Design Show, and much more. By educating our members through these methods we will help you create a stronger floral industry.
Membership in the Illinois State Florists Association, on it’s 111th year in 2016, covers a range of benefits to address the needs of florists large or small, urban or rural, newly opened or even the seasoned, established business. Our members include retail florists, freelance florists, event florists, floral students, and associate members which include wholesalers, manufacturers and service providers that work specifically with floral retailers.
As a member you will receive...
We have many opportunities for participating in educational programs throughout the state.
- Two day design boot camps
- Annual Floral Design Show with numerous hands- on classes, design programs, and competitions
- Illinois Certified Professional Florist Program
One of the greatest benefits of joining ISFA is the ability to network with fellow florists and vendors.
- Network with wholesalers and fellow florists at our Annual Floral Design Show
- Join the conversation on our Facebook page and ‘Illinois Floral Design Boot Camp Ready’ Facebook group
- Make lifelong friends and colleagues that can help you grow your business
Our Florist Information and Legislative Committee is assigned the duty of being your voice with legislators.
Become an Illinois State Florist Association (ISFA) Board Member
What is the Illinois State Florist Association Board?
The Illinois State Florist Association (ISFA) is managed and under the administration of a Board of Directors comprised of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and Regional Directors. Board members are chosen from ISFA members in good standing.
Why should You consider becoming a ISFA Board Member?
Because of your commitment to education and as an ISFA member in good standing, the ISFA Executive Board and Board of Directors would like to invite you to consider becoming an ISFA Board Member. By becoming an ISFA Board Member, you can enhance your career, enabling you to make a positive impact in our industry as well as grow personally. As a member of the ISFA Board, you have the opportunity to gain insights and new knowledge about various aspects of our industry. You have the opportunity to give back to the floral community by channeling your passion, commitment and motivation in a positive and productive way by assisting other floral professionals.
Through your association with ISFA as a board member, you also are given opportunities to grow as a leader in the floral industry. By being involvement in the ISFA’s decisions making process that reflect emerging issues, you will be working with like-minded people who are making choices that will affect the future betterment of our profession. Your knowledge of current events in our industry will offer you the chance to develop your skill base in interpersonal communication, decision-making, problem-solving, team-building and time-management skills. Furthermore, you will be able to expand your networks by making connections with other board members and other influential individuals in the floral community.
What is ISFA Board Members Required to do?
As a board member, you will be asked to:
-attend six annual board meetings which are held in Springfield, Illinois,
-sit on various committees
-participate in the Annual Design Floral Show during the third weekend of March at Decatur, Illinois Conference Center
How long is a ISFA Board Term of Commitment?
Your term on the Board normally requires a three year commitment.
Become an ISFA Board Member
If you are interested in becoming an ISFA Board Member, please download the ISFA Board Member Application and return it to Julia Marie P. Schmitt AIFD, CFD, EMC, ICPF, Chair of Nominating and Human Resource Committee, at Pualeialii@hotmail.com and Adam Havrilla AIFD, CFD, ICPF, President of Illinois State Florists' Association